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Run Time: 89 minutes
Set in 1910s Budapest, DEMIMONDE tells the scandalous story of Elza Magnas, a wealthy prostitute tangled in a messy web of lust. Her incredibly rich boyfriend, Max, keeps their relationship a secret, unaware that when he’s away, she’s sleeping with a much younger poet named Gregely. Her housekeeper, Rozsi, is also quite fond of Elza, and there’s a past between them that creates a thick layer of tension. When Rozsi hires a naive young maid named Kato (a breakout performance by Laura Dobrosi), things get even more complicated. Rozsi becomes obsessive and jealous when Elza and Kato develop a close relationship. At the same time, Max discovers Elza's affair, and Gregely has fallen deeply in love with her, growing anxious that she’ll never leave Max. All the madness swells into pure chaos; someone is going to snap. But who? The neverending twists and turns will leave you guessing. Jam-packed with sex, drama, and betrayal, this film is a suspenseful blend of forbidden romance and passionate crime. DEMIMONDE remains sexy, while exploring love in its darkest, most fatal form. (In Hungarian with subtitles) – E.F.
Tower City Cinemas
Monday, April 04, 2016 at 9:30 PM
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 11:40 AM
Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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